A double substrate "sandwich" structure for fiber surface enhanced Raman scattering detection

Chao Shi, He Yan, Claire Gu, Debraj Ghosh, Leo Seballos, Shaowei Chen, Jin Z. Zhang, Bin Chen
2008 Applied Physics Letters  
A double substrate "sandwiching" structure has been designed and tested for molecular detection using surface enhanced Raman scattering ͑SERS͒. With silver ͑Ag͒ nanoparticles as SERS substrates and rhodamine 6G ͑R6G͒ as a test molecule, the results show that the "sandwich" configuration exhibits significantly higher SERS enhancement compared to just one of the substrates or a simple sum of the signals from the two separate substrates. The improved SERS sensitivity is attributed to a stronger
more » ... ctromagnetic field enhancement by the double substrate sandwich structure.
doi:10.1063/1.2883957 fatcat:ic5pqylsb5banokw6cchxmhjtm